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Archive - Nov 2014

Date

November 14th

County Board to meet in afternoon session

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday as usual, but in the afternoon rather than the morning to accommodate a training session the commissioners are involved in.

The meeting starts at 1 p.m. The agenda includes a continuation of discussion on the tobacco ordinance, a request from the solid waste department to buy a new forklift and a review of the material recovery facility's retrofit project, quotations on new windows for the health and human services building and the 2015 board meeting schedule, among other items.

November 12th

Mason, Merrill receive write-in Council votes

 

Roger L. Mallak, 73, of Silver Lake

Roger Leonard Mallak, 73, of Silver Lake, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.
A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, Nov. 12,, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. The Revs. Tony Stubeda and Paul Schumacher were the concelebrants. Readers were Glenn Mallak and Jeff Mallak. Gift bearers were Matt and Blake Hahn. Special music was by Bobbi Ludewig.
Roger Mallak was born April 14, 1941, in Hale Township, McLeod County, the son of Dominic and Lucy E. (Mallak) Mallak.
He honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy.

Irene F. Cantin, 96, of Winsted

Irene F. Cantin, 96, of Winsted, died Nov. 8, 2014, at The Garden House in Winsted.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Rev. Paul Schumacher as celebrant. Alice Nowak was the organist.
Pallbearers were Lee Penas-Olson, Steve Olson, Ron Phillips, Tracy Jaskowiak and Melvin and Jason Bayerl.
Irene Cantin was born Jan. 30, 1918, in Howard Lake, the daughter of Albert and Lucy (Lueck) Aritt.

Daughter born to Miller family

Tom and Ashley Miller of Silver Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Avery Sue, on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at Hutchinson Health. Avery weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19 inches long. She is welcomed home by big brother Zachary. Grandparents are Lester and Zana  Miller of Hutchinson, Scott and Kari Graupmann of Plato, and Ed and Cindy Patnaude of Glencoe.

Posusta family welcomes son

Molly and Brent Posusta of Silver Lake announce the birth of their son, Max Anthony, on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Max weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 201⁄2 inches in length. He is welcomed home by big sister Kinley. Grandparents are Ron and Brenda Posusta of Silver Lake and Barb and Larry Hansen of Jackson.

Brownton City Council orders preliminary report on improvements

The Brownton City Council agreed to spend up to $48,000 with Short Elliot Hendrickson (SEH) Inc., its engineering firm, to develop a preliminary engineering report on proposed infrastructure improvements.
Dan Ehrke of SEH told the City Council at its Nov. 5 meeting that the preliminary engineering report is needed as the city begins applications for funding from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program.

Brownton City Council amends snowbird rules

The Brownton City Council voted to change its snowbird ordinance at its Wednesday, Nov. 5, meeting.
The changes to the ordinance will create a no-parking period on city streets from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. between Nov. 1 and April 1.
The current ordinance prohibits parking on city streets during snow removal events, with a plowable snowfall defined as two or more inches of snow. If a snowplow has to go around a vehicle parked on a city street, that vehicle is photographed and given a ticket, said Police Chief Ken Bauer.

Veterans Day: Time to honor our finest

Tuesday — Veterans Day — arrived on the blustery heels of winter’s first major storm.
Most of us woke up more focused on clearing our driveways, late school starts and navigating treacherous roads on our morning commutes than on taking time to honor and thank our nation’s veterans.
It is far easier to think of veterans’ service when we see American flags snapping in a brisk, cool breeze with a blazing blue autumn sky as a backdrop.

Garth Brooks: childhood dream fulfilled

Over the weekend, I lost my voice, strained nearly every muscle in my body, and overall felt exhausted, like I had been hit by a large dump truck filled with one ton of snow.
But it was my own fault as I stayed out much too late Thursday night in Minneapolis, fulfilling my ’90s childhood dream and seeing GARTH.
Yes, I was one of the very lucky thousands who got tickets to see Garth Brooks live in concert at the Target Center, and Thursday afternoon, my friends, Brittany and Jason, and I, headed east to see our country idol.